Tag Archives | Gentrification

Students Capture the Gowanus

  UMP senior students at Park Slope Collegiate and their teachers Michael Salak and Gabriel Solis, researched the changing neighborhood of Gowanus, Brooklyn on foot and through the camera lens.  Their photographs capture an area quickly shifting its identity – from industrial to residential, low- to high-rise, and affordable to luxury housing. Complicating these issues […]

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Student Podcasts Narrate a Changing Brooklyn

Students at Park Slope Collegiate, Manuel Brito and Franciely Paulino, and their teachers, Louise Bauso and Michael Salak, worked with Paul Allison,the coordinator of the student writing blog Youth Voices Live  to learn the skills of podcast creation for their Brooklyn History course.  The students then applied their newly developed skills to an Urban Memory Project […]

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Video: The Dark Light of This Nothing

We came across this video by Erica McDonald that chronicles that changes in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn through the impact of gentrification on long-term residents.  A very powerful and inventive project combining photographic stills and narrative voice-overs.  To learn more about Erica and her work visit her site here. the dark light of […]

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Students on panel about Gentrification

Five students from the Secondary School for Research, Nicol Medina, Kia Yard, Kittrell Breland, Ramshah Kanwal and Jake Lehman, were on a panel discussion about gentrification as part of the public programming for the exhibition The Gentrification of Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks, at the Museum for Contemporary African Diaspora Arts in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. […]

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UMP students in exhibition –Gentrification in Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks

Some Secondary School for Research students who just finished a UMP will have their work displayed alongside professional artists grappling with gentrification in Brooklyn in the exhibition Gentrification in Brooklyn: The Pink Elephant Speaks.The exhibition will be held at the Museum of Contemporary African Diaspora Arts in Fort Greene. See the link to the museum’s […]

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Students Photographs 2009

In the fall of 2009 UMP students at the Secondary School for Research closely examined the neighborhoods of Park Slope and Gowanus, both of which continue to be impacted by the trends of migration, development, and gentrification. The students took photo walks, read articles, researched the neighborhoods’ histories and argued their opinions in seminars and […]

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Final Projects 2008/2009

Check out the work created by Urban Memory Project students at the Secondary School for Research and the Brooklyn School for Global Studies. The blog Keepin’ It Brooklyn documents an oral history project and collaboration with long-time Park Slope residents. The film was produced by students at the Brooklyn School for Global Studies. Social Justice […]

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Urban Memory Project joins Youth Intiative

The Urban Memory Project (UMP) has been invited to participate in a Youth Initiative conference in April, 2008. Youth from across the country will convene in NYC to discuss issues of urban planning and the future of cities. Urban Memory Project students from across Brooklyn will give voice to their ideas and opinions in a […]

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